Dear parents, as the second month of English school comes to an end I want to inform you about what we have been doing so far. The class has been doing great so far and are having a lot of fun learning experiences. In spelling class the students learned a lot of new words and were able to put them in the context of a sentence they constructed themselves. By doing this, the students are having a good exercise in making a correct sentence and creating a context for a word that they understand. In grammar class, we looked into the different kinds of words that we can find back in a sentence. We are focusing on making grammatically sound sentences that are enriched by adjectives and adverbs.

In Science class we have been looking into the differences between all kinds of organisms and living things. We finished talking about plants by having an in depth look into plants’ lifecycles. We started learning about vertebrates and how we can group them. We looked into the 5 different types of vertebrates and learned how to compare and contrast them. By doing this we created a clear idea of what makes them different but also alike.

In social studies, we looked into weather and how it is defined. We learned that weather is defined by several weather conditions such as temperature, cloudiness, wind, and precipitation. The students looked at different examples of weather patterns and had to define the weather conditions for each example. During social studies we also talked about landforms. We learned that landforms can be defined by water or land. The students were able to remember lots of landforms they learned last year and learned about lots of new landforms such as peninsulas and plateaus.

In reading and writing class, the students started their second writing project. In this writing project, the students turned into a spider. The students had to identify their fears but also the benefits that would come with being the size of a little spider. The students then embarked on their journey as a spider and encountered many horrors, but also pleasant surprises. They then had to end their story by concluding what they learned from being a spider. Lots of students concluded their story with the thought that spiders are more afraid of us then we are of them.

Kind regards,

Teacher Brian